Modernizing Geography with ArcGIS: Mapping wildlife and natural resources
In the latest Modernizing Geography with ArcGIS post, discover ArcGIS lessons, activities, data and story maps that focus on the importance of wildlife and natural resources in Canada.
ArcGIS is a tool that can be used to explore the locations of wildlife and natural resources in Canada and to analyse the impact of human activity on these areas. In this Modernizing Geography with ArcGIS post, you will find ArcGIS lessons, activities, data and story maps that support these Canadian Geography topics tied to curricula.
Let’s have a look!
Activities and Story Maps
Exploring Natural Resources in Canada
In this resource, you will learn about Canada's Forests, Freshwater, Oil and Gas, Mineral and Mining natural resources.
Explore the location of some of Canada’s most important resources using ArcGIS.
Canada’s Atlantic Ocean and Fisheries
Fishing is a global industry and of key importance to Canada. In this activity you will explore the Atlantic Ocean, the collapse of the Atlantic cod, the current state of Atlantic fisheries, and sustainable management practices.
Learn more about Canada’s Atlantic fisheries through maps and other media.
Northern Peatlands in Canada
This story map will take you on a journey through the northern peatlands of Canada and explain why they are so important for both climate and biodiversity.
Indigenous leadership is essential in protecting northern peatlands in Canada, including the biodiversity and carbon.
Endemic Species in Canada
There are over 300 plants and animals that are uniquely Canadian and not found anywhere else in the world. In this story map, learn about these important species and find out where they are located in Canada.
WCS Canada Story Map Collection
WCS Canada saves wildlife and wild places in Canada through science, conservation action, and by inspiring people to value nature. Learn more about our work through these story maps!
Old Growth Forests of Nova Scotia
In this story map, you will learn about the importance of old growth forests and where they are located in Nova Scotia.
Water in Canada
In this web map, you will discover the location of water sources in Canada including watershed data.
Explore this map to learn more about the water resources in Canada.
Oil and Gas in Canada
This web map includes locations of oil and gas reserves and rock type in Canada.
For more advanced ArcGIS Online users – check out this lesson!
GIS for Wildlife Conservation
In this Career Path Series lesson on GIS for Wildlife Conservation, you will get a snapshot of how GIS is used to make informed decisions about protecting wildlife.
In this hands-on lesson, learn how to GIS is used for wildlife conservation in Canada.
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New to ArcGIS Online?
If you are new to ArcGIS Online, educators can request an account for themselves and their students at k12.esri.ca/#access.
Explore the Esri Canada K-12 Resource Finder to find other resources for your class.
Check out the following beginner resources to get started with ArcGIS Online:
For Educators - Let’s get started with ArcGIS Online
Explore the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
For Students – Enroute with ArcGIS Online